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  1. Starting 8/28 Excited

    I am reading "It Starts With Food" and think a better title would have been Scared Straight LOL I am looking forward to getting my weight in check but after reading through the books I am even more excited about the health changes. I am familiar with the Paleo diet but never really fully understaood the "Why?" The Why is very compelling. I am not used to spending much time preparing foods so this will definitely be an adjustment but it seems like it will be worth it.
  2. Hey Everyone I haven't been active on a forum in a long time, but I am so happy and grateful you are here since I know I need community support to get this done. (I'm a huge believer in group work, as my artist-support group has brought me through a lot of doubt and into a great chosen family of weirdos who love to create.) I have been a cancer survivor for 8 years now, and have been teaching for ten years. This spring I looked at myself and realized a few scary things: 1. I am way to young to be this exhausted all the time. I want to have twice this level of energy when I'm 90, and I can. 2. I used to take better care of myself, having been scared by a brush with death at 23 I did everything I could to be healthy, and that scare and care have faded away with time. 3. I want to do so much more with my life, and I refuse to waste time and energy self medicating with sugar and carbs. SO here I am promising you to start my day one on May 1st. (Along with a promise to a friend who will kick my butt if she catches me putting sugar in my coffee.)
  3. Hi! I am going to to start the program this Saturday after I go to the grocery store tomorrow and am very excited but nervous. I am a photographer and I shot a wedding last weekend for a friend of mine. He was the one who told me about the program. I didn't think too much about it until I saw some of the photos of myself. I am not doing this program just to lose weight, in fact it's more about adapting better lifestyle choices for the long haul. However, I am much more overweight than I would like to be. I've never had good willpower when it came to food. I am worried about not being able to stay strong and resist temptations and about my friends not supporting me during this. They aren't bad friends, but they like to drink and go out and these are going to be temptations for me. However, I have also read a lot of these are there are so many women on here who are also mothers doing this. First of all, I want to high five you (through the internet). I believe being a mother is one of the hardest things, being a father as well, don't mean to leave the dudes out. I am single with no kids so I don't have to worry about making meals for everyone or be tempted by what others keep in the house. So I guess I have a leg up on some people there. But I feel for years I have let my eating and weight get in the way of me enjoying my life, finding happiness, finding a guy to share my life with. I suffer from mild depression and anxiety and went through some very difficult things in my past that I don't want mention. I'm just ready to stop living in the past and hurting over those things and start living and enjoying my life and loving myself. OK, I probably sound like a somewhat annoying motivational speaker or something. I'd love to make some friends on here that I can have a mutual friendship with! Help each other, motivate each other, talk about obstacles that get in our way, goals we achieve, etc. Anyway, I am excited and nervous about this and I look forward to meeting new people and changing my life!
  4. I'm so done... starting Oct. 6!

    I started a Whole30 a few months ago but jumped off the wagon (I didn't fall, it was my own choice and fault. And I regret it..) after ten or eleven days. Since then I've struggled with binge eating, emotional eating, and some weight gain. I know my hormones are wacked out because I have acne (which I never had growing up), my sleep is messed up, and I crave junk food like crazy. I'm looking for accountability as I start my Whole30 tomorrow, October 6th! Anyone with me?? I tend to obsess over food. I used to be obsess over uber-healthy meals, but it's switched to obsessing over when-can-I-eat-junk and trying to meet emotional and spiritual needs through food. My hope for this Whole30 is to take my focus from food 24/7 and let me channel that extra time and energy towards important things like school, serving others, and following God's leading for my life! This is me right now: 18 years old, 5'6", 155lbs, acne on my back and face, irregular sleep, crazy cravings, emotional eating, and low motivation. My weak spots are eating extra when no one's around and spending too much time on social media (especially at night when I should be sleeping). To combat these, I will be accountable to these goals to you and my mom (I live at home still): 1. Eat every meal at the dining room table 2. Computer off at 9:00pm, lights out at 10:00pm Starting tomorrow!! Let's do this and get our health back!
  5. Greetings, I'm on Day 18 and haven't noticed any change whatsoever in my body - and I'm frustrated. I know WHOLE 30 is not about losing weight, but I have a lot of weight to lose (50 lbs) and, after reading so many testimonials, thought I'd at least lose a one or two pounds a week or feel some difference in my clothing (I've felt no difference at all). I have been gluten free for almost a year, so am used to reading labels and being very conscious of the foods I eat. I've been 100% compliant, making my own mayo, eating protein, veggies, and eating a fat source with every meal. I've either used recipes out of the Whole30 book or had a simple meal of meat, veggies, and avocado (for an example). I have not been hungry at all between meals, which I find very refreshing and quite a change for me, but I, like other post or two I've seen, am wondering if I'm eating too much? That being said, I know I will not be able to eat on a program where I am feeling hungry all the time (been there, done that). I also do have some health issues - Toshimotos thyroid disease (which I take pills for), and migraines. When I started the program I had a pretty bad headache/and or a migraine every day the first 10-12 days. Really sucked, but now seems like I've adjusted. Not sure why that would happen, but glad it's over. Typical foods for me: Breakfast: 2-3 eggs fried in coconut oil 1/2 to 3/4 cup stir fried veggies (mushrooms, peppers, onions) in either coconut oil or light olive oil coffee with coconut cream Lunch: Salad - a huge plateful of mixed organic greens chicken (pre-cooked in my crockpot) olives carrots celery handful of roasted walnuts avocado dressing: either whole30 ranch or balsamic vinegar/garlic olive oil Water Dinner: Protein source Roasted Sweet Potatoes (about 3x a week) Stir fried veggies or grilled (in the oven) with olive oil or steamed veggies Mayo (sometimes with hot sauce in it or fresh garlic) Snack: About 2x a week I've had an apple with almond butter in the evening. I didn't see until a few days ago that I shouldn't be having fruit as a snack, so will cut that out. I know the advice I will get, but decided to write anyway! I know it's only day 18 and I have 12 more to go - just barely over half way....and I need to be patient. Especially with my health issues which could be complicating things for my body. BTW: I remember doing Paleo about 3 years ago and losing 5 lbs the first week though, so thought I'd respond similarly. When I did Paleo I started adding in a bunch of "treats" made with the allowed flours and then didn't lose any more weight. With Whole30 I thought I'd lose and keep losing, since I'm not adding in any of those paleo muffins, etc that wrecked my progress. I will continue to be vigilant and stick with whole30, but just wanted to hear any advice from folks. Thanks, Tracy
  6. Going Out on a Limb!

    Hello! My husband and I have decided to start on May 25th and are way excited! He almost said "no" after he heard that you can't eat potatoes (his favorite) but it only took my encouraging words to help him remember that heath is the most important thing!!! I am 3 months pregnant and am excited to stop feeding my baby garbage and start a new adventure together.
  7. Starting April 30

    Was going to start on Monday, but alas, tornado, so I had to restart today April 30. I've done them in the past, some more successful than others. I"ve stocked the fridge and freezer, have excercise plans (yoga and walk/run) and am hopeful this whole30 will give me more energy and help with weight loss because yes, I need to lose weight, fat and all that jazz. I've been draggy, and no energy and hormanal stuff, whiny some days too I'm hoping to get my energy level back and to just feel better. I just came off three weeks of "virgin diet" which is pretty similar but has beans and rice and no eggs. -- followed by a Week of "whatever" which isn't a good plan. I need to follow through with allergy testing/adding things in slowly. Who else started today? Are you excited? What changes do you hope to see? (I weighed and I'm getting photos made in a few minutes.)
  8. nervous about starting!

    Hi! I am SO nervous about not being able to sustain this plan and failing at something yet again. I was recently diagnosed with acid reflux, and, in addition to my post nasal drip, allergies, fatigue, obstructive sleep apnea and various other ailments, I feel like it's time to make a change. My doctor simply prescribed prilosec for the reflux, but I do not want to be on yet another medication- I am only 31! I'm hoping this plan can help solve some of my issues and am drawing on all stores of resolve, and hopefully support from you guys, to be able to get through it!